Buying clothes for the family during the war was a headache. Sometimes you couldn't find what you wanted. At other times, the mateiral wasn't as good quality as you liked. You made over, patched and stitched to make the better garments at home last as long as possible.
"Here's the Clothing Picture!,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 1
, Article 7.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol1/iss10/7